November 30, 2023

NRG Energy

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NRG’s Gutierrez Steps down as CEO, Director
Mauricio Gutierrez has stepped down as NRG Energy’s CEO, an apparent victim of a push by activist investor Elliott Investment Management to reshape the organization’s leadership.
NRG Energy
Carbon-capture Plant Coming Back into Service
The Petra Nova carbon-capture facility’s owner has told ERCOT that it plans to bring the plant out of mothballs and into year-round service in June.
Con Edison
Con Ed Completes 300-MW Line for Cleaner NYC Grid
Consolidated Edison said it has energized the first piece of its Reliable Clean City initiative.
Texas PUC Appeals Court’s Decision on Uri Transactions
The Texas PUC has asked the state’s Texas Supreme Court to overturn a recent appeals court ruling that could unwind market transactions during Winter Storm Uri.
Overheard at NE Electricity Restructuring Roundtable: March 2023
A panel of experts made the argument for smarter rate design on Friday at Raab Associates’ New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable.
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NRG to Demolish Astoria Plant, Sell Site to OSW Firm
Rebuffed on its repowering plans, NRG Energy will demolish its 558-MW Astoria peaker plant in New York City and sell the site to an offshore wind developer.
White Construction Co.
Judge Approves Brazos Chapter 11 Exit Plan
A U.S. bankruptcy judge has conditionally approved Brazos Electric’s proposed exit from bankruptcy and settlement with ERCOT over winter storm charges.
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Battle Lines Drawn on FERC Tx Planning NOPR
Commenters disagreed over FERC’s proposed transmission planning rules, sparring over its 20-year planning horizon and reinstatement of the federal ROFR.
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PUC Selects Firm to Aid in ERCOT’s Market Redesign
The Texas PUC selected consulting firm E3 to help it review and analyze new designs for ERCOT’s wholesale market structure.
FERC, NERC Drill down on Generators’ Winter Readiness
FERC and NERC continue to gather information from utilities, generators and grid operators on maintaining electric reliability during severe cold weather.

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